Playfully guarded by a flock of sculpted sheep, this beautiful half-timbered manor house stands proudly in acres of pastures, orchard, woodland and garden. Courteous Italian owner Mr Fabra has created a chic, peaceful sanctuary in the Normandy countryside. Breakfast on pastries and home -produced honey; sleep in stylish terracotta-floored rooms with stone fireplaces and contemporary bathrooms. Gently wake to birdsong and the prospect of a day exploring the Cider Trail local markets. In the evenings, read by the open fire in one of the sumptuous sitting rooms or drive to a nearby village for dinner. Bliss. Le Fresnay is part of our Normandy cider and calvados tours – why not take a peek?